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Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

January 18, 2017   ·   23 Comments

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

RIDES Mass Transit Lawsuit v. Edgar County Dismissed, Both Counts Stricken –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on January 11, 2017, the Court heard arguments from both RIDES Mass Transit District and Edgar County ...

Edgar County Zoning Commission Recommends County Pass Zoning Ordinance –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – At a meeting held December 19, 2016, the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission voted to recommend an Airport Zoning Ordinance to ...

Jeff Voigt Elected Chairman of Edgar County Board for another term –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held its organizational meeting this morning and elected Jeff Voigt as chairman for another two years. Mr. ...

Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

Illinois State Police Report On Edgar County Airport Fire Bombing – Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, Brian Phillips Refuse Polygraph –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar ...

Edgar County Sheriff Department conveniently missing video footage of incident –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – We recently reported on a lawsuit (here) where an individual claims he was wrongly arrested and the handcuffs were placed ...

Stacey Hawkins Pleads Not Guilty – Demands Jury Trial –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. ...

UPDATE: Edgar County Corrections Officer Stacey Hawkins Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Splitting Maul Charges –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County State’s Attorney filed an updated complaint with the Circuit Court on October 13, 2016. Original article (here). In ...

Edgar County’s 2013 Airport Firebombing Investigation Hampered By 2008 Chrisman Double Murder Investigation?

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar ...

Edgar County Corrections Officer Charged – Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Maul Splitter –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – I received a tip shortly after labor day of a domestic violence call that involved an Edgar County Corrections Officer and ...

Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin & Sheriff Jeff Wood Defending Federal Lawsuit –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Dee Burgin’s name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person’s civil rights.  With ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

Edgar County Sheriff Department being sued…..again –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Most in Edgar County know the history of the Edgar County Jail and its living conditions.  From the days of Karl ...

Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission Postpones Recommendations (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy ...

Fact Checking / Responsible Reporting – County Airports and Zoning

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2016, Gary Henry reported that Robert Howrey stated “IDOT estimates approximately half of the county-owned airports in Illinois ...

Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

Dale Barkley resigned from Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from ...

Photos of Cockroaches Found In B & J’s Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Health Department has provided their report, including photos, on their inspection of B & J Restaurant in Paris, ...

Convicted By Jury, DNA Results In Motion For New Trial, Still Locked Up –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the ...

B & J’s Restaurant: Customer Complained About Cockroaches, Got Banned From Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to a customer of B & J’s restaurant (aka “The Track Shack” as it is also known due to its proximity ...

Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee Meeting – (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did ...

Fred Cox – DNA does not match, but still in jail –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – I attended two court hearings this month for the case of Fred Cox, 2014CF121, found guilty on December 16, 2015 of ...

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